You know those external hard disks that you often see in Challenger or POPULAR? Those that you buy for $100 and use as a back-up, or to save all the videos and songs you’ve downloaded? Yeah, those. Soon, they might no longer be there.
Any tech-savvy people will tell you that cloud-based storage is the next big thing now. With our Internet connection faster than ever, all you need to do in order to backup all your data is to transfer it to the “cloud”—and retrieve it from the “cloud”, much like using your own hard disk.
And with the future already here, Google is now offering an extra 2 GB. That’s a lot, you may think. But do you know that with a Google account (if you’ve a Gmail account, you’ve a Google account), you’re already entitled to 15 GB of storage space? In other words, now, you can have 17 GB of FREE storage space!
Time to burn that external hard disk, no?
This extra 2 GB is part of Google’s efforts to promote safer Internet. It’s really simple; just review your log-in details and there: you’ll have 17 GB of storage space instead of 15 GB. Go to http://googledrive.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html for more info.
This ends on 17 February 2015. The extra GB will only be reflected in your account on 28 February 2015.
After all, this is for your own good. The person who is responsible for your safety is you yourself—so do yourself a favour and get the freebie!